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SANDAG Seeks Public Input on Future of Transportation in the Region


Seven Mayors and Three City Councilmembers to Host Conversations with Residents about the 2019 Regional Plan

San Diego County CA— As part of the development of San Diego Forward: The 2019-2050 Regional Plan, SANDAG has launched an interactive survey and will hold a series of public meetings hosted by elected officials from throughout the region in October to gather input on three initial “network concepts.” This input will be used to develop draft scenarios that will ultimately lead to a single transportation network to be included in the Regional Plan.
“This is a key first step in the process of deciding what types of projects, programs, and technologies we will invest in now and in the future,” said SANDAG Chair and Del Mar City Councilmember Terry Sinnott. “Now is the time to take part in the conversation about how we will get around in the future – so come to the open house, join a community conversation with local elected officials, take our survey, and give us your input.”
Based on input received earlier in the process, SANDAG identified several transportation and quality of life priorities, including congestion relief, climate change and the environment, emerging technologies, healthy communities, and housing, jobs, and the economy.
These priorities were used to develop three distinct network concepts for the 2019 Regional Plan – Shared Mobility, Connected Corridors, and Policy Possibilities. The network concepts include a mix of projects, technology, programs, and policies that address transportation needs for people and goods in our region through 2050.
Input on these concepts will lead to development of more refined “network scenarios” – specific combinations of projects and programs – for review later this winter. Early next year, the SANDAG Board will choose a single, preferred network scenario, which will form the core of the 2019 Regional Plan.
There are three primary ways to provide input on the network concepts during the month of October. Take a brief interactive survey. Attend the open house. Join one of the community conversations hosted by elected officials around the region.

Interactive Survey

The interactive survey is available through October 31 at

Open House

Tuesday, October 16 from 4-7 p.m.

  • San Diego City College
  • Mathematics & Social Sciences, MS Room 140
  • 1313 Park Boulevard
  • San Diego 92101
  • Enter the building on 15th Street between Broadway and C Street

Community Conversations for the Week of October 22

North County Coastal

Tuesday, October 23 from 6-7:30 p.m.

  • Hosted by Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear and Solana Beach Mayor David Zito
  • La Colonia Community Center, 715 Valley Avenue, Solana Beach 92075

Thursday, October 25 from 6-7:30 p.m.

  • Hosted by Escondido Mayor Sam Abed and Poway Mayor Steve Vaus
  • Escondido Library, Turrentine Room, 239 S. Kalmia Street, Escondido 92025
  • 201 Regional Plan Transportation Network

*Spanish interpretation provided; Spanish speaking staff members will be present at all events.
For a complete list of opportunities, view fliers (English/Español)
To learn more, visit


The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) is the San Diego region’s primary public planning, transportation, and research agency, providing the public forum for regional policy decisions about growth, transportation planning and construction, environmental management, housing, open space, energy, public safety, and binational topics. SANDAG is governed by a Board of Directors composed of mayors, council members, and supervisors from each of the region’s 18 cities and the county government.


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SANDAG Seeks Public Input on Future of Transportation in the Region